Recognizing Individual Contributions To Minority Health

Hero Award imagePublic Health is accepting nominations from the community for individuals to be considered for the Hero/Shero of Health Award. The person selected will be recognized locally and will be honored in a special ceremony during Minority Health Month on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio, at the Vern Riffe Government Center.

During Minority Health Month in April 2017 there will be 30 days of activities and events promoting healthy eating, healthy living, and healthy lifestyles geared toward the minority community.

The Hero/Shero of Health Award recognizes a person who serves others in a way that contributes to the overall health of the minority community. The Hero/Shero of Health award honors the hard work, special achievements, and good deeds of “unsung heroes.”

Many individuals are overlooked because they are not widely known or work behind the scenes at smaller organizations. Nominations are open to anyone in Ohio who is working to improve the overall health condition of minorities.

The focus of the award is to:

  • Honor individuals at the grassroots level who give their time, talent and resources, to better serve the healthcare of minority citizens.
  • Recognize individuals who provide leadership in their neighborhood or ethnic community as it relates to better health.
  • Honor individuals who support those less fortunate or those facing challenging health circumstances.
  • Recognize those individuals that somehow made a unique and innovative contribution to narrowing health disparities.

Deadline to Submit Nominations: Friday, December 2, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Nomination Process:

  • Complete the Nomination Packet, which includes a Nomination Form and Candidate Criteria Forms. Additional pages can be added as needed. Please write legibly. Public Health/Dayton Council on Health Equity is not responsible for information that is illegible.
  • The person nominated must be a living person who resides in Ohio and who assists or serves Montgomery County residents.
  • Sign the Award Criteria
  • Failure to submit a legible/readable Nomination Form and/or Award Criteria form may disqualify the person for consideration due to inability to read the information.

pdf Hero Nomination Packet (372 KB)




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